It was a big weekend for us, especially Jack, he would experience some new 1sts and we would look on with pride. Especially Daddy, a proud Cornishman. We had been looking forward to a long weekend away to Trevor’s birthplace Cornwall so that Jack could meet his Great-Nan who still lives there. We was also looking forward to catching up with his best friend Si and his gorgeous girlfriend, Stevie. You know who I mean… that lovely lady we all know as A Cornish Mum.
So we spent our first day at Bristol Zoo Gardens, a perfect midway point on our journey to Cornwall. It was Jack’s first visit to a Zoo and ours to Bristol. He absolutely loved all the animals, it was the perfect day out. You can read more about our visit here.
From there we went on to Bridgwater and checked-in at our hotel. We always stay at Premier Inn wherever we go, Daddy was quick to ‘shotgun’ the single bed but I didn’t mind, it meant that I got snuggles through the night with Jack. We spent that evening at Trevor’s sisters in Bridgwater and enjoyed a good catch-up and a beef stew. Hmmm!
In the morning, we enjoyed a full English breakfast before heading off for Cornwall. Thankfully, Jack slept the whole way so we didn’t have to worry about stopping.
We arrived in Cornwall for about 1pm and headed for Par Beach. Stevie and Si met us there with the boys and armed with Cornish Pastys and doughnuts! We dug into our Pastys and I proved amateurish by only managing half. Jack enjoyed some of mine whilst Daddy wasn’t sharing anytime soon. Jack made Daddy very proud indeed, he was loving it as you can see.
The sun was on our side for sure and we was quick to let Jack tread the sand and he seemed quite fascinated by it. Thankfully, unlike most stuff, he didn’t try to eat it.
Trevor took Jack off to the sea with the boys whilst Stevie and I followed. I squealed a lot as I tried to avoid the crabs (ok, one tiny dead one), worm ‘poo’ and tiny pools of cold water. I’m not sure that I’m cut out for the coast, as gorgeous as it is.
We caught up with the boys and Jack was already ankle deep in the sea, he seemed to be enjoying himself as I looked on. He loves the water, definitely an Aquarius baby. There was no way I was getting in, far too cold for Mummy.
We headed back up to our belongings and came across a dead jellyfish. Right there was why you won’t find me in the sea. Si was kind enough to write ‘JACK’ into the sand for that all important photo that we all love. It took a good 10minutes for us to get a snap of him as he wasn’t having any of it and this is as good as it got. I think the boy did good.
The boys played tennis for a while longer on the beach whilst us girls caught up and Jack had cuddles with Aunty Stevie. Spending the day at the beach with everyone had been lovely but it was soon time to head off.
That evening we all gathered at Stevie’s for some more catch-up time, a little Saturday night TV (not mentioning the Rugby) and a Chinese take-away. Good it was too!
The next day was a lovely one too, Jack finally got to meet his Great-Nan at 8mths old and it was cuddles all round. She was keen to keep him forever but we insisted that he would need to come back to Berkshire with us. We took Nan for a spot of Sunday Dinner at Old Kerrow Farm, which is always a treat. Their buffet roast dinner is a big hit with the locals, and I cannot lie, I had been looking forward to it all week. Jack slept throughout dinner so unlucky for him, he missed out. Just before we left Jack woke up and Nan had the opportunity to show-off her Great-Grandson to friends.
Unfortunately, the next day was forecast to be very windy and rainy so we decided to head off early to return home. The weekend had been fantastic and Jack took all of his 1st’s in his stride. We managed to get together with some great friends, had some lovely family time and Jack got to meet his Great-Nan at last.
We’ll be back soon Cornwall, it was a pleasure!